“The Dock in Mac OS X is unique in comparison to the user interface of Windows, most Linux distros that emulate the Windows desktop, and previous versions of the Classic Mac OS. Apple has significantly updated the Dock in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard,” Prince McLean reports for AppleInsider.
McLean takes a look at what’s new and different in Leopard’s Dock in a 3-page report which covers:
• The Dock’s Origins
• The NeXT Dock
• Newton’s Dock
• Dock Substitutes in the Classic Mac OS
• Windows: No Dock For You
• Mac OS X: Return of the Dock
• The New Dock in Mac OS X Leopard
• Stacks Take Back the Dock
• The Applications Stack
• The Documents Stack
• The Downloads Stack
• The Lean, Clean New Dock
Full article, with screenshots, here.